Isosceles Peak Rock Climbing
Routes in Isosceles Peak
|Keith-Lowery Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Northeast Face T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|Southwest Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Southwest Chute T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|Southwest Face T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|West - East Summit Traverse T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|West Chute T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|West Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Wilson Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||37.095, -118.542 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Chris S on Jul 11, 2010|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionThis peak forms the ridgeline splitting the Palisade and Dusy Basins (not the peak in the Mono Recesses). The East Summit is clearly the highest point (12,250'+), but the West Face has the most interesting climbing. Most parties climbing this face are satisfied with the West Summit (12,240'). Secor seems to suggest that the West Summit is the true summit, but several route descriptions (the SW Face and W Chute, in particular), could only be describing routes that visibly reach the East Summit.
It is possible to traverse from the West to the East summit. The West Summit - which has a register - appears to be climb on average once every two years.
East Summit Routes:
SW Chute - the best descent
West Summit Routes:
Wilson Route (aka the North Face or the West Face, Left)
Keith-Lowery Route (aka West Face, Right)
SW Buttress - the best descent
Reference: Secor, The High Sierra, 3rd ed., pg 238.
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